The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Draslovka Mining Solutions’ (Draslovka) US Production and Packaging Operations, Draslovka’s Canada Supply Chain, and Draslovka’s Canada Bulk Transloading Facility have been recertified in full compliance under the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code). This is the sixth Cyanide Code certification of Draslovka’s US Production and Packaging Operations.
Draslovka’s US Production and Packaging Operations were initially certified in June 2006, and were recertified in December 2009, in April 2013, in September 2016, and in January 2020. Draslovka’s Canada Bulk Transloading Facility was initially certified in January 2020, and Draslovka’s Canada Supply Chain was initially certified in January 2020.
As required under the Cyanide Code, these operations were again audited against ICMI’s Production Verification Protocol within three years of their previous certification by independent professional third-party auditors. ICMI has received and accepted the auditors’ Summary Audit Report and Detailed Audit Findings Report for each operation, which found that each operation had maintained full compliance with the Cyanide Code’s Principles and Standards of Practice since their most recent certification.
The Summary Audit Reports and Auditor Credentials Forms for Draslovka’s US Production and Packaging Operations and its Canada Bulk Transloading Facility are available on Draslovka’s Production Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code website. The Summary Audit Report and Auditor Credentials Form for the Canada Supply Chain are available on Draslovka’s Transporter Signatory Page on the Cyanide Code website. The operations must be re-audited every three years to evaluate continuing compliance with the Cyanide Code.
The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program focused on the safe and environmentally responsible management of cyanide by companies producing gold and/or silver and by companies manufacturing, warehousing, and transporting cyanide. The Cyanide Code was developed under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme by a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee, and is amongst the most established certification programs in the mining sector. The Cyanide Code is intended to complement an operation’s existing obligation to comply with the applicable laws and regulations of the political jurisdiction in which the operation is located.
ICMI has been established to administer the Cyanide Code, promote its adoption, evaluate its implementation, and manage the certification process for operations using, producing, and transporting cyanide. A detailed list of the operations covered by signatory companies’ applications, along with the full text of the Cyanide Code and its implementing and administrative documents, are available at www.cyanidecode.org.
Wednesday, May 24, 2023